Today’s top selections from the media's top tipsters feature a Listed contender at Kempton, one from Lingfield and a pair of effervescent veterans at Haydock. Find these out below, alongside an exclusive QuinnBet sign-up offer of Up To £25 As A Free Bet + 10 free Spins
1: SISKANY (5:30pm Kempton) (4 votes)
The Listed Wild Flower Stakes represents the highest quality action on show today and this Godolphin-owned three-year-old has been very well supported to get back to winning ways. Siskany was below his best when beaten at odds-on in Newbury’s St Simon Stakes, but that looks a blot in an otherwise progressive season. He has also won his only race on the all-weather and is in receipt of weight due to penalties/allowances from his main market rivals.
(Daily Telegraph, Marlborough. The Star, Jason Heavey. Yorkshire Evening Post, Lee Sobot. Yorkshire Post, The Duke.)
2: AUTHOR’S DREAM (1:25pm Lingfield) (3 votes)
A return to the all-weather sparked major improvement in William Knight’s evergreen eight-year-old and he looks set to take advantage of a chance to double up. His four-length winning margin over Super Superjack, a horse who had won his previous start for an in-form yard, demonstrated clear superiority and his own trainer’s best strike rate has been with horses over four on an all-weather surface.
(Daily Mail, Robin Goodfellow. Sky Sports Racing, Alex Hammond. The Sun On Sunday, Sirius.)
3: COCONUT SPLASH (1:50pm Haydock) (3 votes)
It seems only a matter of time before Coconut Splash breaks his duck over fences. He’s finished second and third twice each in his four efforts so far, with both runner-up attempts coming against Graded novice chase winners in Messire Des Obeaux and King George candidate Chantry House. This is another decent contest, but two of his rivals have never completed over fences and his chase form is superior to the other who has.
(Daily Star Sunday, Moorestyle. Mirror Online, Melissa Jones. myracing.com)
4: BLAKLION (2:50pm Haydock) (3 votes)
There is life let in the old lion, who is now running off a mark one stone lighter than when sixth in the Grand National in April. That was only two starts back and his return at Bangor gave a strong impression that he could continue to compete if ridden more aggressively. Harry Skelton always had him out the back that day, but his sights have been lowered here and this looks a good opportunity for the 12-year-old.
(Racing Post, The Punt. The Irish Field, Rory Delargy. The i, John Freeman.)
5: LAKE VIEW LAD (2:50pm Haydock) (3 votes)
In the same Veterans’ Chase, Lake View Lad has dropped to the maximum mark of 150 from which he can compete in these contests. His record when fresh is excellent, having won three of his six seasonal debuts, including an improbable success in last year’s Grade 2 Many Clouds Chase at Aintree. His four subsequent runs were not up to that standard, although he was a respectable 7th in the Scottish National and is 5lbs lower for that run.
(East Anglian Daily Times, Dean Kilbryde. Norwich Evening News, Steve Marriott. The Scotsman, Glendale.)
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